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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal And Some Thoughts On My New Friend Jake

What a rainy Friday it was today! It was humid, dreary, rainy and pretty all around depressing out there. But the sky will clear and the sun will eventually come out, so I won't let this awful day get me down for too long; there are more important things to worry about.

So, I saw a movie last night that a friend recommended that I watch. It was Love & Other Drugs. The movie is a 2010 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Edward Zwick and based on the non-fiction book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy. The movie stars hunky Jake Gyllenhaal and pretty but sometimes toothy, Anne Hathaway. This was their second film together following Brokeback Mountain in 2005.

The plot is about a woman suffering from Parkinson's (Hathaway) befriends a drug rep (Gyllenhaal) working for Pfizer against 1990s Pittsburgh backdrop. Incidentally, my friend, who actually is a married father of two (how weird is it that his name is also Jake? Especially since I am writing here about Jake Gyllenhaal! I've blogged about my friend Jake in my last few posts) who is struggling with his marriage and his strong inner yearning to be the gay man that he is and has been for most of his life. Wow, the story about my new friend Jake and his sorted life is most definitely much more interesting then this movie. But, the point of my blog tonight was to discuss this dumb-ass movie... so I forge on. Jake (my friend) told me that I had to rent this movie because Gyllenhaal is fucking drop-dead gorgeous. As far as I'm concerned he is a real good-looking guy but he isn't on the top of my list of drop-dead gorgeous celebs. By the way, the movie was so dull that during it, I actually took the time to Google Gyllenhaal and did you know that he is only 30 years old?  Shit! Seems like he has been around forever since he got fucked by Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain or was it the other way around. Well, who cares -- I continue.

The movie started out as really boring and so damn hectic! What I mean is that the two stars were all over the place with hyper conversations, hyper sex, hyper this, hyper that, hyper acting, hyper everything. It was driving me fucking insane! I had to actually turn the movie off and walk away from it two times. But I always came back and turned it on again; I guess I had to see Gyllenhaal's "amazing ass," (according to my friend) which he told me would be shown a bunch of times. So I sat through it. Finally his ass!!! Well, his ass was nice but I think I'm jaded because I've seen some really crazy hot ass's. The end of the movie actually got a bit better and it actually had something to say -- a point to make. It was touching, sad, even downright depressing. Here is what a review I read on Google (yes, I Google alot) said about the movie. Amazing how it was right-on with what I thought about it. Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review. He stated, "The energy is far too great -- manic even -- at the beginning but calms down for a while to focus on the highly competitive but not always ethical arena of drug sales, then gets distracted by unusually bold sex scenes for a studio picture only to wander off into the cultural phenomenon of Viagra before the movie decides it's a romance after all and so concludes in a highly conventional final embrace." Another reviewer found the film to be a "run-of-the-mill Hollywood love story."

That being said, what the fuck -- rent it and let me know how you like it. Tonight's blog contains a few pictures of Gyllenhaal's body (couldn't really find any ass shots) to help you decide whether to see the movie or not. Ha-ha, funny how my movie review revolves around Gyllenhaal, his body and more specifically, his ass. Oh Hathaway has a damn fine, sexy body as well. Okay, enough said... enjoy!

Hey! By the way; I see that My Big Itch (that's my blog in case you forgot) gets plenty of hits on a daily basis. Okay, so I'm not Perez Hilton, but still I get sometimes 200 to 300, or even more hits per day. I agree, I have no clue as to how I get that many hits; maybe because I'm linked to the Internet and certain words used in search bring up my blog. I have no clue. I've actually made sure that my hit-counter only records individual unique users once. So, if you come and go twenty times on my blog here, it records you as one hit on the hit-counter. Go figure! But, my big question is how come I don't get any new Followers? I still only have 31 Followers (i'm not complaining -- I love you 31 guys! But....dammit, that makes me feel bad. Please everyone... if you are new to my blog, or if you have been reading me for a while, please add yourself as a Follower. I would love to know that you guys are out there.

Like always, thanks everyone again for reading. Many of you have been with me on some of those really painful and difficult days.  God only knows, that I still have some of those same days but they are spaced apart further then they used to be.

I appreciate each and every one of you! Until I write again... be safe everyone!

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